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Crash: The Series Will Shove The Subtleties Of Race Relations

Since those Hadron Collider scientists haven't yet created a giant black hole that would (mercifully) swallow the entire planet, Crash, the TV series inspired by the movie that also inspired one of the most moving race relations interpretive dance ballets in Academy Awards history, is unfortunately still set to premierez on Starz on October 17th.

Look on the bright side, though: judging by the show's trailer, Crash: The Series is hammering so many cliches and broad themes over and over again, it may crack a wormhole into the space/time continuum before the first episode is over.

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That was so edgy, it's practically a staircase (or some other object made entirely out of edges).

I hope that the caricatures, excuse me, the characters turning toward the camera and telling us their motivations in cliché form ("I don't break the rules, I bend them." "I need to bury my past before it buries me.") isn't just a device used in the trailer, but in the show as well. It's a real time-saver!

Also, "Ooh. I'm scared of a black man with a gun!" should be Dennis Hopper's catchphrase, along with something like, "Is that a race card in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?"

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